Monday, June 22, 2009


On this well-done website called Doodlers Anonymous. (Via Metafilter.)

The site led me to this brilliant collection of doodles by "Jancko." What's so great about it? Each one is drawn on a tiny disposable pouch, which happens to have three cartoonish hearts on it. Apparently, he's a regular at a restaurant that offers the pouches, and he always picks one up. There are over 100 such doodles, all formed around the three hearts.

As the Doodlers Anonymous entry says, "restriction can spark creativity." Limitations are liberating.


Ann Althouse said...

Remember when you used to draw on bags?

I could scan them for you. (I think they are somewhere around here.)

Anonymous said...

Great links!

John Althouse Cohen said...

Danielle: Thanks

Mom: Yeah, in fact, Danielle & I were just talking about those the other day! She used to do something similar. I appreciate the offer, but I don't think they'd be worth scanning. I do plan on scanning some of my old sketches, but not the lunch bags -- I'm more interested in the caricatures.